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@  Sabrblade : (14 May 2021 - 09:34 PM)

English needs to revive pork in everyday text.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 May 2021 - 09:26 PM)

English needs to revive porn in everyday text.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 May 2021 - 09:10 PM)

English needs to revive ţorn in everyday text.

@  Patch : (14 May 2021 - 05:53 PM)


@  Nevermore : (14 May 2021 - 06:09 AM)


@  TheMightyMol... : (14 May 2021 - 04:49 AM)


@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 May 2021 - 03:50 AM)


@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (13 May 2021 - 11:46 PM)


@  Telly : (13 May 2021 - 09:08 PM)


@  CORVUS : (13 May 2021 - 08:54 PM)


@  Trigggerr : (13 May 2021 - 07:46 PM)


@  TheMightyMol... : (13 May 2021 - 04:41 PM)

Yeah, my hybrid does that when idling or at low speeds. Otherwise it's almost completely silent.

@  ZakuConvoy : (13 May 2021 - 02:27 PM)

That might actually be a fake noise they make electric cars make so pedestrians can hear them. Some cars even let you pick out what noise they make.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 May 2021 - 11:20 AM)

Actually heard a car with that electric, scifi-hum to it. Made me realize that we kinda are living in the future...

@  tigerhawk : (13 May 2021 - 03:28 AM)

Nearly thirty Studio Series figs including the '86 line. "I won't touch that." I said a few years ago when deluxe wave 5 came to my store for a tenner each. My latest one' is 72 Starscream.

@  Steevy Maximus : (10 May 2021 - 05:22 PM)

God, it's such a pain to have a local email address shut down. So many accounts to update...

@  Bass X0 : (10 May 2021 - 04:43 PM)

"Let's make a bargain, shall we? You ask Primus for help and I'll stop the moment He shows up."

@  tigerhawk : (10 May 2021 - 02:56 AM)

The 1988 G1 line up could all have been done as Titan Master things, I figure the Pretenders could be done as Titan Master Drones and Prime Master shells.

@  Cyoti : (08 May 2021 - 11:14 AM)

Perfect is the enemy of the good. And it's still better than making him a remold of RTS Jazz as planned originally. Fact of the matter is: Nightbeat is just not a priority with Hasbro.

@  Demovere Xeno : (08 May 2021 - 08:58 AM)

Generations Nightbeat never really scratched that itch sadly; he looked okay, but his transformation was fiddly, his robot mode had far too many bits and pieces flopping around unsecured, and his chest dragged along the surface in var mode. =/

@  Demovere Xeno : (08 May 2021 - 08:57 AM)

I second wishing that we got a Deluxe Nightbeat from TR, mostly because as a kid he was second-in-command to my old Powermaster Optimus for the longest time. =P

@  tigerhawk : (08 May 2021 - 05:41 AM)

Wipe Out and Wilder it coulda been: Wipe Out is down in the dumps because the Scramble City Trypticon was destroyed and left him a drifting to the point he arrives in Legends World, he finds Wilder and both go on a crime spree subverted by their realisation neither gets any joy from it until they stop a violent crook together and become anti heroes. (Bass XO beat me!)

@  Bass X0 : (08 May 2021 - 05:39 AM)

Yes, Nightbeat and Siren would have been easy remolds of Chromedome - just give them new chests and each other's Titan Master heads. Fangry and Squeezeplay would be remolded from Twinferno with their own Titan Master heads. And Horri-Bull would have been remolded from Wolfwire.

@  Rycochet : (07 May 2021 - 05:10 PM)

Surprised we didn't get a full size retool from the monsterbot mold. I'd rather have a CW Ironhide retool though, we need a van Wilder.

@  tigerhawk : (07 May 2021 - 04:19 PM)

I just noticed Wilder was the only omission from Takara Legends.

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 06:01 AM)

Even more weirdly, it was the early shift where some people had their regular day off for the week, while the late shift was supposed to have full attendance (not counting sick days, vacations and overtime reduction).

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 01:15 AM)

The weirdest part was that there was a steady influx of voters during the early shift, while hardly anyone showed up during the late shift.

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 01:14 AM)

Wow, that was a long day. But it's over, and I finally got some sleep. Not particularly happy with the outcome, but then again, my candidates both admit they didn't really campaign that much.

@  Echowarrior : (06 May 2021 - 08:56 PM)

Best of luck, Nevermore.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 May 2021 - 10:18 AM)

Best of luck man.

@  electricidad : (05 May 2021 - 03:22 PM)


@  Nevermore : (05 May 2021 - 03:14 PM)

The election committee whose chairman I am has been preparing this election since February. There's no real gain for me either way, so I don't care that much for the outcome, but it's going to be a stressful day for me either way.

@  Nevermore : (05 May 2021 - 03:13 PM)

Wish me luck. Tomorrow is this year's supervisory board election at my workplace, and I'm the guy in charge of organizing the election.

@  tigerhawk : (05 May 2021 - 01:30 PM)

I have two Overlords one was faulty with a melted foot and they never took it back but replaced it, I just checked the guns, both the handles seem to be turning white.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 May 2021 - 07:38 PM)

REVELATION! Towering war machines more durable than nerd!

@  Telly : (04 May 2021 - 07:18 PM)

pansy. my trypticon AND scorponok took a header from 4 feet up and only had parts pop off that were easily reattached. guess 'cons are tougher...

@  tigerhawk : (04 May 2021 - 04:03 PM)

My TR Perceptor fell and the titan master peg in the leg snapped off. Fortunately I have the Legends one.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 May 2021 - 08:50 PM)

It's a fairly well known fact that "it's a wonderful life" only became popular after it dropped into the public domain. So, yeah, they probably did.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (02 May 2021 - 08:29 PM)

I read an interesting observation on Twitter. If it is the natural course of a human to grow into Grandpa Abe yelling at a cloud, but nostalgia also yields rose-tinted glasses for the likes of one's youth, then did Greatest Generation adults bemoan how Baby Boomer children loved box office flops such as The Wizard of Oz and It's a Wonderful Life?

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 May 2021 - 09:54 AM)

You’re traveling down a rabbit hole I dare not follow

@  Otaku : (02 May 2021 - 09:26 AM)

At the same time, with my almost non-existent knowledge of Japanese and how oddly some things translate, seeing "Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges" made me wonder if that would make it "JoJoJo"... which now has my brain terrified of a weird Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo/Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Crossover. @[email protected]

@  Otaku : (02 May 2021 - 09:24 AM)

It is always weird when things align.  This talk of Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges in the SquawkBox reminded me of King Gorgeous Gorge on the FoxBox.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 May 2021 - 08:52 PM)


@  Nevermore : (01 May 2021 - 09:03 AM)

I got one even better: After that character by the name of Gorgeous Giorgios dies in a gorge, they name that whole area after him: The Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges.

@  tigerhawk : (30 April 2021 - 01:56 AM)

Paint apps did slide notably during TR, wave one's Titan Masters had detail but wave 2 onwards was absent of them. Wave 5's Ramhorn, Dreadnaut, Scorchfire and Aimless had detail but Murk and Hazard didn't, can't speak for Flameout as I got Legends Twintwist and Slugslinger.

@  kizudarake : (29 April 2021 - 04:50 PM)

Anyone here got any g1 jet fire parts for sale?

@  wonko the sane? : (29 April 2021 - 04:12 PM)

Other than a few overly tight joints, the paints apps are my single complaint about the generations line.

@  tigerhawk : (29 April 2021 - 02:25 PM)

I just saw Legends Leo Prime now I wish Titans Return Alpha Trion had a few more paint apps for ship mode.

@  walruslaw : (28 April 2021 - 09:33 PM)


@  CORVUS : (27 April 2021 - 08:11 PM)


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I don't even know what to title this thread, AMA?


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#41 Logicron


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Posted 26 November 2016 - 02:14 PM

Webcomic authors really should just end their webcomic when it gets to the point that they don't enjoy making it anymore. Like, just move on.

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 02:18 PM

Most do. VG Cats is just an odd case in that it still makes him money from con appearances and such, despite being the poster child for schedule slip.

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 02:29 PM

I wonder if it still makes the author money because it appeals to furries.

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 04:24 PM

I swear, I remember a time when VG Cats could get me to laugh, but I don't know if that was because I hadn't yet developed a sense of humour that acknowledges how bad most of the gags are, or if it was because I am honestly that easily amused sometimes. I mean, I laugh myself sick watching Jackass.

Maybe.  But there was a definite change in the comic over time.  It happens with a lot of authors as they keep working on the same thing for long periods.  They tend to get cynical and stop putting as much effort into their work or get caught up in personal vendettas and start making their work specifically to gall certain groups.  Without an editor to say no, he can pretty much make his comic however he wants, so whatever his personal inclinations are, it goes straight there.


I think it's telling that, if you look at Super Effective (his Pokemon side-comic), there's a lot of genuine warmth and humor at first, but it's already showing signs of devolving into the same kind of shock humor that the main VG Cats comic turned into.  It's just creative fatigue and it's sad in a way.

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 04:27 PM

That's the rub when it comes to webcomics, no editorial oversight.

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 04:51 PM

Well, it depends on the comic. Some can carry a story for a longer period with no loss of quality, many even get better over time. As an example, I offer Order of the Stick (which starts as just a series of gags about D&D but has grown into a deep, massive story....with gags about D&D).

But then you get cases like VG Cats, where it just kinda lurches on like a zombie, staggering through the motions when all life faded away long ago.

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 09:42 PM

At least for me, I need to have a goal in sight, whether it be a certain page, the end of the chapter, or the end of the story, that I'm looking forward to tell. Back in college, I tried the random webcomic thing, that had an overall concept & chars, but zero plot-it did not last long. I could not find the love. I too, find that comics with no real direction that continue for the sake of continuing grow stale. I got bored with Megatokyo, Roomies from Hell, and various others. My interest in Looking for Group's story died long ago, but I continue for the art. Manage a 3 and the main artist's other projects start good, but then start to fall into a pattern of introducing new characters, making spin-offs, then going into hiatus.

I need to catch up on OoTS, and No Need For Bushido. Oglaf is fun b/c *nothing* is off limits. Usually weird, often funny, sometimes sweet, and almost always NSFW. Lackadaisy Cats has absolutely gorgeous art, and is about anthropormorphic cats during Prohibition era. It's much more interesting than it sounds, but it doesn't update too often. One of my fave ones over the years is Zebra Girl. The story and art make tremendous leaps over time, and I never know exactly what to expect, but Things definitely Happen and it feels like it's going somewhere. I have the first book, and plan to buy the others when I can.

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 09:44 PM

jackass makes me laugh cause i love watching idiots do stupid shit

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